As Egypt's parliament works on amendments to ensure better representation of women in elected positions, the General Assembly of Egyptian Women is supporting women who want to hold local office, particularly in Upper Egypt and rural areas.
On Sunday, the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, inaugurated the country's largest Coptic Church and Mosque in the New Administrative Capital. This comes as a sign of good will to the country's Christian minority, which has been targeted in recent years by militant groups.
Egypt - Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered the creation of a committee to tackle sectarian incidents following a string of militant attacks that targetted the country’s Coptic Christian minority. El-Sisi’s decision takes effect Monday, ahead of Egypt’s Coptic Christmas celebrations on January 7.
Farmers in Egypt were appalled by the government’s decision to start importing rice and limiting the areas allocated for rice cultivation as part of its strategy to contain the water crisis. Despite the Government's claim that this will break the rice market monopoly, farmers say they are the ones most affected.
Prime Minister of Egypt Sherif Ismail has resigned his position days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for his second term in office. Sherif Ismail has been Egypt’s Prime Minister since 2015.